Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the the Haines City Community Theatre, with this production of their first play ever stages, ‘The Curious Savage’ by John Patrick.
The Curious Savage at Haines City Community Theatre
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase.
At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams.
Help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Haines City Community Theatre by attending this re-staging of its first ever show in 1979.
Dates and Times
- Saturdays, November 6, 13, and 20 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sundays, November 7, 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
- Fridays, November 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.